U2 Add Rarities, Live Tracks and B-Sides to Reissues

June 3, 2008 5:10 PM ET

The reissues of U2's first three albums — Boy, October and War — will each contain discs full of rarities and live performances as well as B-sides from the era. Boy will be accompanied by three unreleased songs "Speed of Life," "Cartoon World" and "Saturday Night," along with a different mix of "I Will Follow." Live performances from the Hammersmith Palais and the Paradise Theater in Boston will join October, while War will feature the unreleased track "Angels Too Tied to the Ground" and a bunch of remixes of "New Years Day" and "Two Hearts Beat as One." All three deluxe editions will be out on July 22nd.

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